More than just health concern at coronavirus test sites: Are you exposing your personal information to security risks?
I fear that numbers on privacy breaches and data breaches stemming from COVID19 or involving COVID19 data are going to be staggering this year. Karina Elwood and Cindy Krischer Goodman report:
When Elizabeth Spinelli arrived at Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park for a coronavirus test, a nurse handed her a form to write her name, address, date of birth and social security number. She hesitated to give her personal information but wanted the test.
About a month later, Spinelli repeatedly tried to get her results and learned from a Sun Sentinel article they were in the hands of a Hallandale Beach doctor with a troubled past. She panicked.[…]
In Florida, close to 1,000 private labs process COVID-19 tests and dozens of entities are contracted to collect swabs and deliver test results. Some have no previous healthcare experience.
Read more on South Florida Sun-Sentinel.